Franklin Park Hoops Court Gets Makeover After Snow Farm Damage

Crews dig up basketball courts at Franklin Park that were heavily damaged when the city used the area as a snow farm. Taken Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

Chris Helms

Crews dig up basketball courts at Franklin Park that were heavily damaged when the city used the area as a snow farm. Taken Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

The city used part of Franklin Park, including a set of basketball courts near White Stadium, for a snow farm during the historic winter. The nasty snow did a number on the asphalt courts, according to Christine Poff, executive director of the Franklin Park Coalition.

But crews are at work this week digging up the damaged basketball courts and replacing them. Workers using heavy machinery and shovels dug up and hauled off at least two truck loads of asphalt on Tuesday.

Poff said the resurfacing should be finished soon.

Crews dig up basketball courts at Franklin Park that were heavily damaged when the city used the area as a snow farm. Taken Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

Chris Helms

Crews dig up basketball courts at Franklin Park that were heavily damaged when the city used the area as a snow farm. Taken Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

  • kinopio

    Why was a park used as a snow farm anyway? Drivers complain if there is a tiny bit of snow on the road. If they want them clear then put the snow in parking lots. Pedestrians, kids, etc shouldn’t have to be punished because car drivers are such pampered babies.

    • JamaicaPlainNews

      Great observation! Hadn’t thought of it that way.

    • FartFace

      OR! Put the snow in a giant empty space that is of no use to anyone during the winter.